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Introducing Qeshm Island

Introducing Qeshm Island

Where is Qeshm Island?

Qeshm Island is located in the Persian Gulf. The Island is the biggest one in the Persian Gulf region which covers an area of almost 1,500 km2 .

 

How to get to Qeshm Island?

  • Transport from mainland Iran to Qeshm lsland: from the cities of Shiraz, Kerman or any city in Iran, take a bus to the city of Bandar Abbas. From Bandar Abbas a local ferry leaves from the Bandar Abbas, Shahid Haqani passenger port every 30 minutes. The ferry takes roughly 50 minutes to arrive on Qeshm.

  • Transport on Qeshm Island: we recommend to you, instead of take a taxi, renting a car might be the best option if you want some freedom on the Island. Take a taxi can be quite expensive.

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The weather condition is different in different seasons

How is the weather condition in Qeshm Island?

The weather condition is different in different seasons. It is warm from April to September. Qeshm is a warm and humid land with high relative humidity. The average annual temperature of the island is about 26 degrees Celsius.

 

Why travel to Qeshm Island?

  • The first and largest crocodile park in the Middle East is located in Qeshm Island.

  • One of the most beautiful Islands in Persian Gulf.

  • Qeshm Island is one of the most beautiful and unique geopark in the Middle East.

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Bandar Laft is situated on Qeshm’s "FIN" next to Hara Forest

How is the food in Qeshm Island?

They made their food by kind of fishes.
  • Qaliyeh Mahi and Meygo: the most popular food in south of Iran. The main constituents are included: fish, shrimp, vegetables, Indian stamp and pepper

  • Ankas: The main constituents are included fish, date, Tomato paste and fried onions,

  • Podini: The main constituents are included: Mashed shark meat, Lemons, spices, onions and pastes.

  • Berenj Disho: The main constituents are included: Date juice, rice and fish

  • Qozi Gosht or Morq: this is Arabic food and the most popular food in the Persian Gulf area, the main constituents are included: meat, chicken, nuts and Raisins.

  • Hovari: The main constituents are included: Small Shrimp, rice and Southern spices.

  • Kohreh Kebab: The main constituents are included: meat and bread

  • Crab and shellfish: The main constituents are included: Crab and shellfish too

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Namakdan Salt Cave in Qeshm Island is one of the most attractive natural landmarks in Hormozgan province

Are there any special handicrafts in Qeshm Island?

Handmade jewelry from clams and stones, eye-catching decorations, traditional costumes, carpets.

 

How is accommodation in Qeshm Island?

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These houses are run by cultural heritage

Is there any Attraction in Qeshm Island?

  • Chahkoh Valley in Qeshm Ialand: Chahkooh valley or Chahkooh canyon is located in 70 kilometres from city of Qeshm and next to “Chahoo Sharghi” (Eastern Chahoo) village. It’s believed that Qeshm Island has seven wonders, and in the recent years more adventurous tourists have been eager to find out about the gems of the southern parts of Iran. So while you’re at it, make sure to put aside a sufficient amount of time to explore one of those seven wonders of Qeshm Island.
  • Salt Cave in Qeshm Island: Namakdan Salt Cave in Qeshm Island is one of the most attractive natural landmarks in Hormozgan province. The white streaks of salt on the exterior side of the mountain of the cave have made it stand out in the landscape.
  • Shur valley in Qeshm Island: This Geosite is located in the southern part of the island near the NamakdanDome. It is a vast area encompassing plains and plateaus that have created beautifulsceneries. At this Geosite, a plain has been formed through erosion of soft structures (such assmall sediments of Marl). As a result, a large and harmonious flat plain is surrounded by hilly areasof badland type. On the steeper slopes of these hills, parallel waterways may be observed whichhave been formed by erosion through rainstorm water, creating a unique landscape. As this Geosite is located on the Salakh Anticline, it is exposed to movements of earth, as a resultof this phenomena, erosion has been working more effectively on forming the geological structuresat this geosite.
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Qeshm Island is one of the most beautiful and unique geopark in the Middle East
  • The Hara Mangrove Forest in Qeshm Island: Mangrove forests are unique wetland ecosystems that are established directly in theintertidal zone. Mangrove forests of southern Iran mainly consist of Avicennia marina, aspecies that was named after the great Iranian scientist, Avicennia (or Abu-Ali Sina). The Harra forestconstitutes the most western limits of the mangrove forests of south-east Asia. Harra Protected Areais located in the Khuran Straits, between Qeshm Island and mainland (Khamir Port), consisting ofmangrove forests that have grown more or less densely in the wet and muddy areas of this intertidalwetland. Daily tidal change is the main determining factor in forming the Harra ecosystem. Althoughthe Harra forest is quite homogenous in its composition, with low diversity of plant species, it ishome to a very diverse fauna. This Protected Area is also on the list of Internationally ImportantWetlands (Ramsar Convention)
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This Geosite is located in the southern part of the island near the NamakdanDome
  • Bandar_Laft in Qeshm Island: Bandar Laft is situated on Qeshm’s “FIN” next to Hara Forest. Even though Yazd is most often thought of as the city of badgir (Windcatchers or wind towers), an ancient Persian architectural structure used to create natural ventilation, a glance at the panoramic skyline of this historical port is proof of a rivalry. Few abanbar (Persian ancient water reservoirs) also exist and are still used by locals today.

 

What is season of travel to Qeshm Island?

The best time to travel to Qeshm is from early winter to mid-spring.
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Qeshm is a warm and humid land with high relative humidity
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Qeshm Island is located in the Persian Gulf

Photogallery of Qeshm Island

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